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USAID continues despite "shutdown" – tell Congress to start making cuts!

It's time to tell lawmakers to start cutting USAID commitments and other "foreign welfare" programs – the government is not a charitable organization!

The current government shutdown has barred veterans from visiting memorials and has even thrown people out of their homes, yet the government evidently has enough money to keep doling out aid to foreign governments.

“The federal government may have ground to a halt because of the budget standoff in Washington,” says the New York Times. “But at least one part of the government continues to operate as usual: foreign aid agencies.”

The State Department has confirmed that foreign aid programs will continue, even as state and local aid programs are shutting down for want of funds.

It’s time to tell lawmakers to start cutting USAID commitments and other “foreign welfare” programs – the government is not a charitable organization!

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Oct 28th, 2013
Gail D. from Westfield, MA signed.
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Martha M. from Bryan, TX signed.
Oct 28th, 2013
robin h. from Davenport, CA writes:
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no more money to foreign governments till we have a balanced budget and dont have a deficit. PLEASE WAKE UP
Oct 28th, 2013
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Oct 27th, 2013
Jeannie G. from Newton, TX writes:
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For ONCE in your LIFE do what is RIGHT and JUST when our COUNTRY is DROWNING in DEBT caused by YOU!! CUT the DAMN foreign aid ALREADY!! WE come FIRST! We the TAX PAYERS of this country COME FIRST! We The People will REMEMBER what YOU'VE DONE!!
Oct 27th, 2013
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paul f. from Albion, NY signed.
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Janis L. from Twisp, WA signed.
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Doreen G. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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Can someone please tell me why we can afford to support every one else's military but can't afford to support our own? Where are your priorities? We've tried it your way, now let's do something else, how about put AMERICA first?!
Oct 27th, 2013
Hon. & Mrs. Paul D. from Anaheim, CA signed.
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James W. from Hustonville, KY signed.
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Edward S. from Staten Island, NY signed.
Oct 26th, 2013
Martha R. from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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Articles of Impeachment have been turned in by Rep Stockman. Pray they are followed thru.
Oct 26th, 2013
THOMAS B. from Coal Township, PA signed.
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Oct 24th, 2013
Richard F. from Mechanicsville, VA signed.
Oct 24th, 2013
Carolyn C. from Reeds Spring, MO writes:
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stop all foreign aide until we get our budget under control. Obama has been in for almost 5 years and does not want on a budget. But the tax payers, are saying no more spending period, until we get this debt under control. Obama has put us in debt over 5 years over $7 trillion dollars. Enough is Enough, and it would help if Obama knew what he is doing. He does not care how much debt he puts us in. You see him smiling all the time, he is laughing at you for being stupid, so he can continue to put us in debt. Obama needs to be impeached, not only for the debt he has put us in. The Benghazi Attack. Obama and Hillary Clinton watched it as it was happening and did nothing about it, as Obama knew if he admitted to the American People he seen the Benghazi attack, and he would not be reelected. Be real here, he is guilty of every scandal out there, not phony, but for real. Obama is a dictator and well not take a No, but wants to destroy our country. And sorry to say, he has lied to everyone in Congress. Time to wake up!
Oct 24th, 2013
Norma D. from Garland, TX signed.
Oct 24th, 2013
Gary F. from Daytona Beach, FL signed.